Arrests Made in Rooftop Commercial Break & Enters

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Arrests Made in Rooftop Commercial Break & Enters

​The Halton Regional Police along with other area police services have been experiencing a rash of rooftop commercial break and enters into various retail businesses.

Since October 4th 2018, there have been 13 reported entries or attempted entries between Halton, Peel, York, Waterloo and Hamilton.

Investigators from the involved police services have been working closely and sharing information which ultimately led to the identification of three persons responsible for many of these entries.

On November 12th 2018, Halton Regional Police investigators arrested three men and executed three search warrants on homes and a rental car that resulted in the seizure of stolen property, break and enter tools and a large quantity of cash.

The investigation is ongoing to determine if others persons are involved and/or if additional charges are to be laid.

Rooftop commercial break & enters suspects:

A 25 year-old man from Hamilton and a 30 year-old man from Kitchener are both charged with:

  1. six counts of break and enter

A 34 year-old man from Hamilton is charged with:

  1. six counts of break and enter
  2. one count of possession of break-in instruments

All three men were released on a Promise to Appear with an Undertaking and will appear in Milton Court on December 12th 2018.

Anyone with information regarding these rooftop commercial break & enters is asked to contact Detective Clay Gillis the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau – Commercial Crime Team at 905-825-4747 Ext. 2307.

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers “See Something?  Hear Something?  Know Something?  Contact Crime Stoppers” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or through the web at .

Please be reminded that all persons charged are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


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